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County Cork Sights

Charles Fort

  • Military Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 04/09/2014

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The British built Charles Fort on the east side of the Bandon River estuary in the late 17th century, after their defeat of the Spanish and Irish forces. One of Europe's best-preserved "star forts" encloses some 12 cliff-top acres and is similar to Fort Ticonderoga in New York State. If the sun is shining, take the footpath from Kinsale signposted Scilly Walk; it winds along the harbor's edge under tall trees and then through the village of Summer Cove.

Sight Information


3 km (2 miles) east of town, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland



Sight Details:

  • €4
  • Mid-Mar.–Oct., daily 10–6; Nov.–mid-Mar., Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Updated 04/09/2014


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